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News | OCD

OCD linkage study published in Biological Psychiatry

A study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry by our group this month implicates chromosome 1p36 in childhood-onset OCD.  The study used linkage analyses in 33 families with OCD from the US.  Several chromosomal regions were implicated, and the 1p36 finding (lod score of 3.77) is the strongest published to date for OCD.  Several […]

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Now recruiting participants!

Recruitment of participants is ongoing for our studies of neurocognition in OCD and compulsive hoarding.  Both individuals with non-hoarding type OCD (and their family members) and healthy controls without OCD or hoarding symptoms are needed.  Please contact us using the link at the above right  for more information and to participate.

News | OCD

Costa Rican study implicates the ryanodine receptor in OCD

A new study published by our group this month provides evidence of genetic linkage to a region of chromosome 15 in several OCD families from the Central Valley of Costa Rica.  This study, which shows the strongest genetic evidence of linkage for OCD to date, implicates the ryanodine receptor 3 gene […]

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PGENeS in the news

It’s been a busy week for PGENeS in the news.  Both the Trichotillomania Learning Center conference and the American Society on Aging annual conference were in San Francisco this spring.

Carol Mathews was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle with regard to trichotillomania, and Monika Eckfiels and Scott Mackin were highlighted on […]

Anxiety | News | Resilience

Resilience and anxiety study in the news, again!

An article about the anxiety and resilience study in Costa Rica, published in Costa Rica’s premier newspaper, La Nacion.

Click here to access the article.